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Maria Chick 25 (Steerage) came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
Wm Chick 23 hus (family 8) Shoemaker Prot both Somersetshire, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
Anne Chick 22 wife of William (family 8) Dressmaker Prot both Somersetshire, came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
Maria Chick 0 dau of William (family 8) came 15 Jan 1841 on the Fergusson
William Chick, and Ann (from 'Somerset Years', dau of John Furzer/Fraser) baptised John Samuel at Church Of England St James, Melbourne born at Melb 1842 #13036
John Samuel Chick, died 2m male Melbourne 1842 #3804 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
from 'Somerset Years', William Chick, and Ann (dau of John Furzer/Fraser) had 5 more chn, William and Alfred left large families.
Edward Chicknall, letter at Geelong Post Office 30 Dec 1843. Source - Geelong Advertiser 1 Jan 1844
J Chidgee sailed 24-Jun 1840 for Sydney on the Jewess
George John Chidger - Chidgey wed Margaret Carton in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne baptised Joseph Luke 1843
George Chidgey in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 May 1843
George Chidgey List No 5, 31 May 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
George Chidger grocer Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Chiefton general dealer Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
Mrs Chiene, Portland Bay District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Walt Glas Chiene and Rebecca baptised Fran Georgina 1845, Bremer Sinclair 1846
Edward Chigney Convict came 1838 on the Lady Lynedoch assigned to Mr Pennock (S)
Edward Chigney convict came on the Lord Lyndock 1838 assigned to Dinock granted ticket-of-leave Assigned Servants page 7 - 27
Edward Chignal List No 2, 29 feb 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Anne Child 25 (single woman 16) Farm Servant Prot Both Pembrokeshire, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Margaret Child 26 (single woman 17) Farm Servant Prot Both Pembrokeshire, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Margaret Child, No 7, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Aug 1845
Margaret Child wed William Ellis in 1847 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Margaret Child teacher Flinders lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Child Arrived at Port Phillip 26 May 1843 from Sydney on 15 May, and from Launceston 24 May Sea Horse
Mr Child Cleared out from Port Phillip 6 July 1843 for London Mary Lyon
William Child, 28 both was Servant, trained as Taylor widower sheep stealing 10 years convicted 3 Apr 1843 at Gloucester received 1 May 1843 Gloucester became an Exile and received a Royal Pardon 10 Oct 1844, arrived at Geelong 18 March 1845 on the Sir George Seymour, and was employed by Mr Clark Corio - List a025 and b25
Mr Childrey arrived 25 July 1844 at Melbourne from Sydney on 19 July Shamrock, source local newspapers
Edward Chillingsworth 28 (single man 7) Carpenter Prot both Cork, came 17 July 1841 on the Royal Saxon
James Chilreck and Dora Lucas baptised Margaret 1846
Mr Chin 'Crooked Billet'; Publicans' Licenses granted source Port Phillip Herald Fri 6th May 1842
Mr JB Chin new Insolventsource Port Phillip Herald Fri 29th July 1842
John Butt Chin, of Melbourne, Tipstaff to the Supreme Court, from Insolvencies, dated 27-Jul and 1-Aug 1842
Mr Chin has resigned as Crier and Tipstaff of the Supreme Court Melbourne source Melbourne Times - Sat 13 Aug 1842, page 3
John Butt Chin Advertising, Insolvent and Trustee is Archibald Cuninghame source Melbourne Times - Sat 27 Aug 1842, page 3
Mr JB Chin in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Mr JB Chin with wife and 3 chn cleared out from Port Phillip 16 Oct 1843 and sailed 24 Oct from Port Phillip to Hobart arrived 27 Oct Adelaide
Charles D Chinchill Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
Henry Chine / Chine - 3rd Mate (Staff 5) came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Mr Chinion a Bengalese departed 25 Jan 1844 from Launceston for Portland on the Minerva, source local newspapers
Thomas Chipman, 27 imperfectly was Miner, trained as Shoemaker married Felony 10 years convicted 22 Mar 1843 at Bact? received 20 Apr 1843 Bact? became an Exile and received a Royal Pardon 10 Oct 1844, arrived at Geelong 18 March 1845 on the Sir George Seymour, and was employed by Dr Thomson Geelong - List a026 and a98
John Chipper departed 9 Aug 1841 from Launceston for Portland Bay on the Minerva - source Launceston Courier 16 Aug 1841
Mrs Chips arrived at Port Phillip 6 Dec 1843 from Sydney 24 Nov Mary Lloyd
Mr Chirnside (Intermediate) came 4 Apr 1841 on the John Cooper
T and A Churnside Chirnside, Licensed to depasture stock at Portland Bay District August 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 29 Sep 1845
J Churnside - Chirnside Correspondence Portland Bay Glenfine 10 Transferred from T Chirnside
Thomas Chirnside Loddon River Geelong, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Thomas Chirnside in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
Thomas Chirnside Portland Bay Monthly list of Depasturing Licenses for 1 to 30 Sep 1843
Thomas Chirnside, letter at Geelong Post Office 6 Mar 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 6 Mar 1844
Thomas Churnside Chirnside Geelong, employed James Costello, John Foster, John Hayes, William Smith and Edmund Town arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Thomas Churnside Chirnside, Portland Bay District depasturing license for 1-31 August 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 22 Oct 1844
Thomas Chirnside, exported 46 bales of wool to UK in the previous year. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 June 1845
T Chirnside - Chirnside Correspondence sold Portland Bay Glenfine to Churnside, J
Thomas Chirnside arrived in Australia from Scotland in 1838 followed by his brother Andrew in 1841. They occupied stations in the Loddon, at Mt William and in 1851 bought land at Werribee.
Chirnside and Purves Partnership Loddon River Geelong, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Alexander Chisholm 28 (single man 08) Labourer Prot both Glasgow arrived 13 Jan 1842 from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Manlius source Bounty Immigrants
Alexander Chisholm Esq., Advertising, given a support letter signed by 75 friends source Melbourne Times - Sat 9 July 1842, page 3
A Chisholm general agent Melbourne subscribed in advance to Arden's Colonial Magazine source PPH 12 Sep 1843
Alexander Chisholm Letter at the Post Office unclaimed 30 Oct 1843
Alexander Chisholm in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 30 Nov 1843
A Chisholm, No 11, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Dec 1845
Alexander Chisholm, Insolvent agent Melbourne Liabilities 945 Deficiency 672. Source - Melbourne Courier 5 Dec 1845
Alexander Chisholm settler, Source - 1847 Directory
Christie Chisholm wed Catherine Robertson in 1844 at Presbyterian Campbellfield
Daniel Chisholm found drowned Mr James Osborne, and Mr John Carstairs, the overseer, on the station Boorimboorg, source Port Phillip Herald Tue 6th December 1842
Daniel Chisholm Depasturing Licence for Western Port, from 31 July 1843
Daniel Chisholm, Western Port District depasturing license for 1-30 Sept 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 15 Nov 1844
Daniel Chisholm Directory 1847 settler Geelong To Cut Timber.Burke Page 67 31 Jan 1847
Daniel Chisholm settler Geelong, Source - 1847 Directory
David Duncan Chisholm wed Maria Sloss in 1840 at Church Of England St James, Melbourne baptised Alexander Duncan 1841, Mary Allott 1843, Mary Ann 1845, Thomas 1847
David Chisholm, List 5, 31 May 1844 letter at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 June 1844
David Duncan Chisholm sawyer South Yarra, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr D Chisholm Arrived at Port Phillip 29 May 1843 from Western Port Alpha
Mr D Chisholm Cleared out from Port Phillip 8 June 1843 for Western Port Alpha
George Chisholm has a Deed of Grant received by Sub-Treasury, and ready for delivery upon payment of the regulated fees, source Melbourne Times, 18 March 1843, page 3, Government Notices
George Chisholm Owned Property Warrnambool - House & Land Letter at Post-office unclaimed 27th February, 1847
John Chisholm Broken River Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
John Moffat Chisholm wed 11 Sep 1838 to Martha Allott Osborne witnesses George Lilly and James Rae by Rev James Forbes Presbyterian
JM Chisholm Presbyterian resident Subscriber to build school 1 Mar 1839
John Moffat Chisholm, Melbourne, 1939 Directory of Port Phillip
JM Chisholm, subscribed 2/2/- to the Testomonial to be presented to Captain Lonsdale, raising a total of 325 pounds 17s from 76 men. Source - Port Phillip Herald 31 Jan 1840
JM Chisholm on 10 June 1840 purchased suburban allotment in Prahan of 55 acres - source Port Phillip Herald 12 June 1840
JM Chisholm on 10 June 1840 purchased a town allotment - source Port Phillip Herald 12 June 1840
JM Chisholm and Co Partnership drapers silk mercers and merchant tailors, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
JM Chisholm, Melbourne Times 23 Apr 1842 fined 12 pounds because someone let his sheep escape
Mr JM Chisholm signed support letter for John Matthew Smith source Port Phillip Herald Fri 2nd December 1842 News Page 3
JM Chisholm, Port Phillip Herald 10 Jun 1842 Page 2 Trustee of Land Mechanics Institution Annual Report
John Chisholm and Martha Allot Osborne baptised Mary Allott 1843
JM Chisholm, The Port Phillip Herald Tuesday, 3 Jan 1843 signed public notice supporting John Stephen to be a Councillor for the La Trobe Ward
JM Chisholm, The Port Phillip Herald Fri 17 Mar 1843 liability of 20,000 pounds
JM Chisholm, The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 21 Apr 1843 Insolvent hearing listed for 22 Apr
JM Chisholm in list of Burgesses asking George Sinclair Brodie to stand for LaTrobe Ward, dated 20 Sep 1843
Mr JM Chisholm News - signed letter 29 Sep 1843 supporting George Sinclair Brodie for LaTrobe Ward
John Chisholm in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 31 Jan 1843
John Moffat Chisholm House and shop Collins St Burgess in LaTrobe Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
John Moffatt Chisholm land proprietor, Melb News - new Insolvents source PPH 17 Mar 1843
John Moffat Chisholm, Shop and house Collins St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in La Trobe Ward
Mr JM Chisholm, sailed for Sydney on 5 April 1844 on the Jane Goudie
John Moffatt Chisholm, Insolvent Merchant Melbourne insolvent applying for Insolvency Certificate. Source - Port Phillip Herald 13 Sept 1844
John Moffatt Chisholm, formerly Merchant in Melbourne has been appointed to command a sperm whaler out of the port of Sydney. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 7 Feb 1845
John Moffat Chisholm claimed exemption as he is very short sighted not sworn in as a Special Constable before His Worship the Mayor 21 Oct 1845 72 enrolled, all publicans exempted. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Oct 1845
JW Chisholm, Licensed to depasture stock at Murray District Sept 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 3 Nov 1845
Owned Property Warrnambool - Freehold Property
John Moffatt Chisholm wine merchant Collins street, Source - 1847 Directory
John Thomas Chisholm Adult came Nov 1846 with 334 on the Maitland
J.W Chisholm settler Myrrhee Murray, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Chisholm, in Oct 1839 employed Agnes Aitkin aged 24, House servant, who came on the David Clarke
Mr Chisholm, in Oct 1839 employed Christina Dewar aged 28, House servant, who came on the David Clarke
Mr Chisholm, on Bachelor's side, won in first innings bowled by Macarthur in first recorded Cricket match against the Married men. Source - Port Phillip Herald 10 Mar 1840 ,
Mr Chisholm sailed 22-Apr 1840 for Sydney on the Jewess
Mr Chisholm arrived 13 March from Hobart in 1841 Adelaide
Mr Chisholm cleared 4 August from Port Phillip for Sydney, in 1841 Sea Horse
Mr and Mrs Chisholm 14 Aug 1841. departed Sydney for Port Phillip on the Sea Horse
Mr Chisholm arrived 28 Aug 1841 at Sydney from Port Phillip on 25 Aug on the Sea Horse
Mr Chisholm arrived 1 Jan 1842 at Sydney from Port Phillip on 28 Dec 1841 on the Sea Horse steamer
Mr and Mrs Chisholm 14 Aug 1841 departed Sydney for Port Phillip on the Sea Horse steamer
Mr Chisholm arrived 28 Aug 1841 at Sydney from Port Phillip on 25 Aug on the Sea Horse steamer
Mr Chisholm cleared out 9 Dec 1842 for Sydney - on the Christina source Port Phillip Herald Tue 13th December 1842
Mr Chisholm Arrived 7 Jan 1843 at Port Phillip from Portland Sally Ann
Mr Chisholm arrived at Port Phillip 10 Feb 1843 from Sydney Tobago
Mr Chisholm Cleared out from Port Phillip 13 July 1843 for Western Port Alpha
Mr Chisholm cleared out from Port Phillip 13 Dec 1843 for Sydney via Launceston on 16 Dec Shamrock
Two Misses Chisholm sailed 7 Jan 1844 for Sydney via Launceston on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mr and Mrs Chisholm and dau cleared 15 June 1844 and sailed 16 June from Melbourne for India via Sydney arrived 21 June Abercombie, source local newspapers
Patrick Chisholme 18 (single man 17) Labourer RC both Inverness arrived 13 Jan 1842 from from London 1 Sep and Cork 21 Sep 1841, on the Robert Benn source Bounty Immigrants
Mr JM Chisholm sailed 3 Apr 1844 from Melbourne for Sydney arrived 16 Apr on the Jane Goudie, source local newspapers
Mr JM Chisholm arrived 23 May 1844 from Sydney on 17 May on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
JW Chisholm List No 5, 31 May 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Mr JM Chisholm - gave notice of their intention to apply to the Commissioner for the allowance of their certificates Insolvency Certificates 25 June 1844, source local newspapers
JW Chisholm Murray District License to depasture stock, for month of Sept 1844
John Moffatt Chisholm Insolvency Certificates granted News 30 Oct 1844, source local newspapers
Chisholm & Brown in a partnership settlers Anderson's Inlet Gipps Land, Source - 1847 Directory
Charles Chissell, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
Charles Chissel shipwright South Yarra, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr and Mrs Chissold and child arrived late 14 June at Port Phillip from Hobart, in 1841 Adelaide
Mr E Chissel Departed from Sydney on 14 May 1839 for Port Phillip and Launceston on the Skene
William Chissell sailed 29 Sep 1842 for Launceston arrival on 3 Oct on the Breeze source Port Phillip Herald Fri 30th September 1842
Mr Chisel arrived 14 Oct 1842 from Launceston on 1 Oct on the Breeze source Port Phillip Herald Tue 18th October 1842
Henry Chitterton Cleared out from Port Phillip 3 April 1843 for Western Port and Gippsland Black Swan
Mr Bartholomew Chitty Cleared out from Port Phillip 17 June 1843 for Launceston arrived 20 June Scout
Mr Chitty arrived at Port Phillip 3 Feb 1841 from London 1 Oct 1840 on the William Hughes
Mr and Mrs Chitty and child Cleared out 27 Jan 1843 from Port phillip for Sydney Paterson
Mr and Mrs Chitty and child sailed from Port Phillip 2 Feb 1843 for Sydney Paterson
Mr Chitty From Launceston Arrived at Port Phillip 26 May 1843 from Sydney on 15 May, and from Launceston 24 May Sea Horse
Mr Chittleboro arrived 7-Sep 1840 from Launceston on 1 Sep on the Rapid
Mrs Chittleborough and child arrived 19 Sep 1840 from Launceston on 16 Sep on the Henry - source Port Phillip Herald 22 Sep 1840
Joseph Chittman carpenter Little Flinders-street Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Mr and Mrs B Chitty arrived at Port Phillip from Launceston on the brig 'Swan' 31 Oct 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 4 Nov 1845
Bartholomew Chitty died 1846 Male aged 33 at Melbourne
Matthew· Chitty livery stable keeper Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Chitty ( Steerage) arrived 3 Feb 1841 at Port Phillip from London on 1 Oct 1840, William Hughes
M Chitty arrived 27 Feb 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip William Hughes
Mr Chitty departed 20 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip William Hughes and arrived 25 Apr at Port Phillip, where he is one of '3 in the steerage'
Mr M Chitty departed 28 Apr 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Paul Pry
Mr Chitty Melbourne arrived 2 May 1841 from Launceston on the Paul Pry
Mr Chitty arrived 14 May 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip, on the Paul Pry
Mr Chitty departing 28 May 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Will Watch
Mr M Chitty departing 3 July 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Will Watch
William Chitty, 34 both was Baker, trained as Rug and mat maker married, Lamb stealing 10 years convicted 5 Jan 1843 at Portsmouth received 26 Jan 1843 Falsmouth became an Exile and received a Royal Pardon 10 Oct 1844, arrived at Geelong 18 March 1845 on the Sir George Seymour, and was Working for himself Corio - List a027 and a20
Anthony Chirin - Chevens wed Alice Clifford in 1841 at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne baptised Mary 1843, Joseph 1845, Elizabeth 1846
Daniel Chivers 30 hus of Anne (family 12) Labourer Prot reads Buckinghamshire Patrick Ryan Salt Water River arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Anne Chivers 20 wife of Daniel (family 12) Prot both Buckinghamshire arrived 21 July 1844 from Cork on the Dale Park
Daniel Chivers and Ann Mary baptised Julia Anna 1847
John Chevins / Chivers 30 hus (family 4) Agriculturist, Prot both, Bath, Somerset, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Mary A Chevins / Chivers 25 wife of John (family 4) School mistress, Prot both, Bath, Somerset, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
William John Chivers 9 months son of John (family 4) Prot, Bath, Somerset, came 30 Sept 1840 on the Himalaya
Employed by Patrick Ryan at Salt Water River
John Chivers in list of unclaimed letters held at Post Office 29 April 1843
John Chivers artificer Elgar's Survey Plenty, Source - 1847 Directory
John Chivers and Mary Ann baptised Thomas Rutter 1847, Susannah Elizabeth 1847 at Melbourne Methodist/Wesleyan
This may also be the death of their son - Joseph Lane Chivers, son of John Chivers and Mary Ann Gardener, born in Melb, 1850 - 1866 #3512 aged 16

From on Saturday, 16 October, 2010

Hi Elizabeth,
My family came 1840 on the Himalaya. John Chivers his wife Mary and child William. They were employed by Major Charles Newman at Yarra Yarra - Upper Yarra - Bulleen They built a wattle and daub nut. Mary taught Major Newman's children.
Mary gave birth to my great grandfather Thomas Chives in 1841 aprox, the first white child born in the area. She died after having 2 other children. John took her body to Melbourne and had to negotiate the falls. She was buried in old Melbourne cemetery. He remarried a woman Kate Robiliard from Northcote
Thomas and his brother William played with, and learnt from the local natives, the area now is Mullum Mullum.
John is buried with all his/my relatives at Templestowe.
My great grandparents James and Harriett Morrison bought Major Newman's home Monckton Upper Yarra. Major Newman still had Pontville across the river and another Pontville in Lenox street Hawthorn.
Answer -
There is an IGI submitted entry, suggesting John was born 10 Nov 1809 Stadford, Old Sarem, Wiltshire, England Death: 05 Nov 1898, and wed 09 May 1838 to Mary Ann Gardener at Bristol, Somerset, England
This matches the death John Chivers 1810 - 1898 #18576 aged 89, son of Lucy Boud and Thomas Chivers, died at Templestow
John Chivers wed 1856 #3036 to Catherine Elizabeth Robilliard and lived at Trentham then Templestowe
children - Henry Edwin Samuel Chivers 1861 #9338 and Arthur George Chivers 1866 #5236
William Chivers from Wiltshire wed 1877 #1242 to Anna Bower and had 6 chn, lived at Benalla
Thomas Rutter Chivers wed 1870 #3854X1895 to Emily Jane Hulbert Trott and had 12 chn, one infant death to 1888, lived at Templestowe
Susanna Elizabeth Chivers 1848 - 1884 aged 36, wed 1876 #320 to James Long and had 3 chn

From on Monday, 30 September 2013
Subject: Re John Chivers and his sons William John Chivers and Thomas Rutter Chivers Dear Elizabeth, Most of what you have written regarding John Chivers and his wife Mary Ann Chivers nee Gardner seems to be correct. William John Chivers their first son was born January 1840 in Clifton Gloucestershire and was buried in the Templestowe cemetery in 1929 aged 89
The William Chivers who married Anna Bower and settled in Benalla was born in Wiltshire in 1852 and was buried in the Benalla cemetery around 1932.
John Chivers might be related to William Earnest Chivers but he is not his father.
Regards Paul Chivers, Great, Great Grandson of Thomas Rutter Chivers
Reply - Thankyou - I have confused two called William Chivers.
First, I found another Wiltshire entry, followed by a birth for the same parent names.
George Chivers died 1857 #7269 aged 18, son of Eliza and William from Wiltshire
Unnamed Male Chivers born 1859 #16711 at Benalla to Eliza Humphreys and Wm Chivers
William Earnest Chivers who died at Benalla 1853 - 1933 #17483 aged 81, son of Eliza Humphries and Wm Chivers, matches William Chivers aged 4, youngest child in the family of William Chivers aged 46 came Aug 1857 on the Undaunted with Eliza Chivers aged 41, and eldest child George Chivers aged 16,
Family recorded on my Pioneer Families web pages


Joseph Chivers -, Steerage 7, in Historical Records of Vic, Vol 4, immigrants arrived 13 Dec 1839 on the Westminster
Mary Chivers 16 (single woman 7) Housemaid Prot both Limerick, came 30 Aug 1841 on the Strathfieldsaye
Mary Chivers wed Charles Bilston in 1845 at Church of England

From on Friday, 3 May 2013
I am having great difficulty finding what happened to 2x g. grandmother's parents after they arrived on the Straithfieldsaye in 1841. G.G.Grandmother’s name was Mary also known as Mercy Chivers she was 16 years old. Her parents names were John Chivers and June Chivers, according to her, Mercy’s, marriage certificate. In the 1847 book ‘Port Phillip Almanac’ John Chivers was listed as an (Artificer) at Edger’s Survey, Plenty. I am not an experienced family historian but everywhere I look I get no joy. Are you able to shed any light on this for me. I would be so grateful. Regards. Dawn Potocnik



Mr Chovey Departed from Hobart on 23 June 1838 for Port Phillip on the Isabella
Maria Chown 20 (single woman 13) House servant Prot reads Oxfordshire, employed by Mr Dawson Albion Hotel, Williams Town arrived 16 Feb 1844 on the Wallace
Maria Chown wed Charles Beckley in 1845 at Presbyterian
Joseph Chrattal convict sentenced to 15 years, came on the Lord Lyndock 1838 assigned to Mr Kilburn Muddy Creek, granted ticket-of-leave 11 Dec 1844, Tickets of Leave to be collected
Captain Chrich master Departed from Hobart on 5 Nov 1839 for Port Phillip on the Merope
Mr and Mrs J Chrissel sailed from Sydney 27 Feb 1844 bound for Port Phillip via Port Albert on the Coquette, source local newspapers
Mr Christian arrived 30 June 1842 from Portland Bay on the Sally Ann source Port Phillip Herald Fri 1st July 1842
Christopher Christian, Portland Road, Source - 1847 Directory
James Christian aged 17 came Sep 1847 with 306 on the Joseph Somes
Alexander Christison Arrived at Port Phillip 12 July 1843 from Hobart on 6 July Lillias
Alexander Christison Cleared out from Port Phillip 15 July 1843 for Hobart Lillias
Mr William Christison Arrived at Port Phillip 12 July 1843 from Hobart on 6 July Lillias
William Christison Cleared out from Port Phillip 15 July 1843 for Hobart Lillias
Alexander Christie, letter at Geelong Post Office 6 Mar 1844. Source - Geelong Advertiser 6 Mar 1844
Captain J Christie master arrived at Port Phillip 23 Sept 1843 from Leith via Rio Janiero then Adelaide Camoena
Captain Christie master arrived 26 Jan 1844 at Melbourne from Geelong and cleared 2 Feb 1844 and sailed 6 Feb from Melbourne for London on the Camaena, source local newspapers
Charles Christy, Campaspe Plains Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Jane Christie who came as wife of Charles Christie, wed Henry Monro in 1841 at Church of England St James, Melbourne

From on Wednesday, 13 April, 2011

Jane Monro (previously Christie, nee Whittle) was born circa 1800, she was married by licence and with consent of her guardians Mary and Henry Lloyd in Cornwall in 1814 (as you can see she was just a teenager), to James Grant Christie a Scot, who was a Supercargo on the merchant vessel Elizabeth at the time of the marriage. James was born circa 1787 to Alexander Christie and Elizabeth (nee Grant of the Grant family of whisky fame) in Banff, Scotland. Jane came from the Island of St Michael in Cornwall (St Michael’s Mount).
Jane and James had one child, Mary Jane, and it appears that James died circa 1822 – a family member has a letter to Jane dated 1822 which appears to be a condolence letter.
Mary Jane Christie wed 1847 to Henry Griffiths
Jane migrated to Australia on the James in 1834 with James’ brother Charles Christie (as his wife, possibly because they came under the 'Lang' scheme to inject the colony with people who were of better repute than those who were transported). On board were their children Francis (who is now more infamously known as bushranger, Frank Gardiner), Archina, and Charlotte (gg grandmother of Jan) and Charles jnr and Robina (Charles’ children to Jean McLeod).
They settled on the Campaspe Plains in Victoria, where Charles Christie was the overseer of convicts for Henry Monro and Jane was his housekeeper. Jane was apparently widowed by James and never married Charles to whom she had 3 children.
By 1836 Maria Agnes Monro was born to Henry Monro and Jane but they did not marry until 1841 but she died a year later after a protracted illness.
Of course, Jane did not live to learn of her son Francis’ criminality and infamy. He masterminded the biggest gold escort robbery in Australian history by holding up the Eugowra Gold Escort in 1862.
After the robbery Frank reverted back from his most used alias to his real name Francis Christie and with John Brown’s wife Kitty, went to Apis Creek near Rockhampton Queensland.
He was located 1864 on the road to the goldfields there, arrested illegally by NSW police, taken back to Sydney where he stood trial. Frank was never tried for the robbery but rather the affray at the Fogg’s property where he wounded two policemen. By the time he was arrested it was clear that the main witness to the robbery was unreliable. He was sentenced to 32 years, the first two in irons, became a model prisoner by the time he had served 10 years.
Kitty was not allowed to see him in gaol except but once, she eventually went to the goldfields in NZ with a man called Taylor, and after an argument over money put a pistol in her mouth and shot herself, she lingered for 12 days before dying there at the age of 25 years. Very tragic end for Kitty, apparently Frank told her not to wait for him as 32 years was far too long. His release came about after his sisters Archina and Charlotte Deacon Christie successfully petitioning the government. This was a very controversial release effected by the casting vote of the Speaker of the House at the time, Sir Henry Parkes.
He was exiled and it is supposed that he died in San Francisco around the turn of the century.


Elizabeth Christie, wed William Hoffman 1842 #664 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Hannah Christy 21 (single woman 7) House servant Prot reads Kinross, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Grindlay
Hugh Christie List No 5, 31 May 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Janet Mckenzie Christie, died 34 female Melbourne 1842 #421 Independent Congregational Melbourne
John Christie (Cabin 2) came 26 Jul 1841 on the William Abrams
Mr Christie, 7 p, Intermediate, arrived 1 May 1840 from London via Plymouth 27 Nov, and Cape of Good Hope, on the China
Mr Christie, 3 p, Intermediate came Jul 1840 on the Coromandel
Mr Christie and wife arrived 13 Dec 1840 from Leith on the Midlothian and cleared for Hobart town on the Midlothian
Mr Christie (Intermediate 7) came 1 May 1840 on the China
Mr Christie signed support letter for John Matthew Smith source Port Phillip Herald Fri 2nd December 1842 News Page 3
Mr Christy, departed 10 Feb 1844 for Liverpool on the Imaum of Muscat
Master Christie ( Steerage) arrived 6 April 1841 on the on the Byker
Mrs and Miss Christie arrived in Hobart 7 Jan 1841 from Leith via Port Phillip, 1 Jan 1841 Midlothian
Mr and Mrs Christy and child Cleared out 26 Jan 1843 from Port Phillip for Port Adelaide and Sydney Coquette
Mr Christy cleared 10 Feb 1844 and sailed 15 Feb from Melbourne for Liverpool, on the Imaun of Muscat, source local newspapers
Richard Christie farmer Brunswick, Source - 1847 Directory
Robert Christie List No 6, 30 June 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
two Misses Christolin arrived 9 Jan 1844 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
William Christison, Geelong Post Office has an unclaimed letter. Source - Geelong Advertiser 28 May 1845
Mr Christma departing 29 July 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip on the Will Watch
William F Christy, Tue 27 Jun 1843 Melbourne resident signed supporting William Lonsdale
William Christy, House Union St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Lonsdale Ward
William F Christy house and stores Queen St Lonsdale Ward 239 voters Voters in the town of Melbourne 1 June 1843 to 1 June 1844 source PPH 16 May 1843
William F Christy on list of supporters of William Lonsdale, Sub-Treasurer source PPH 27 June 1843
WT Christy Subscriber for the Organ at the Episcopal Church source PPH 28 Mar 1843

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